testamentary


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tes·ta·ment

 (tĕs′tə-mənt)
n.
1. Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence: The spacious plan of the city is a testament to the foresight of its founders.
2. A statement of belief; a credo: my political testament.
3. Law A usually formal, written directive providing for the disposition of one's property after death; a will.
4. Testament Bible Either of the two main divisions of the Bible.
5. Archaic A covenant between humans and God.

[Middle English, a will, from Latin testāmentum, from testārī, to make a will, from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

tes′ta·men′tar·y (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.

testamentary

(ˌtɛstəˈmɛntərɪ)
adj
1. (Law) of or relating to a will or testament
2. (Law) derived from, bequeathed, or appointed by a will
3. (Law) contained or set forth in a will
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.testamentary - of or relating to a will or testament or bequeathed by a will or testament
Translations

testamentary

[ˌtestəˈmentərɪ] ADJtestamentario

testamentary

References in classic literature ?
Why, to see whether the portrait of their ancestor still keeps its place upon the wall, in compliance with his testamentary directions
It is usually contained in the form of a letter from a Testator to his Executors, privately informing them of testamentary intentions on his part which he has not thought proper openly to acknowledge in his will.
Have you considered my daughter's station in life, the projects I may contemplate for her advancement, the testamentary intentions I may have with reference to her?
Frankly we did our best to prevent such a testamentary disposition, and pointed out certain contingencies that might leave her daughter either penniless or not so free as she should be to act regarding a matrimonial alliance.
Krook's being "continually in liquor," and the testamentary prospects of the young man are, as usual, the staple of their conversation.
Mr Lillyvick stood higher than ever; for he had shown his power; hinted at his property and testamentary intentions; gained great credit for disinterestedness and virtue; and, in addition to all, was finally accommodated with a much larger tumbler of punch than that which Newman Noggs had so feloniously made off with.
At last he said, blinking as if in bodily distress: "Well, if that is so, sir, you need do no more than take the testamentary paper you spoke of and go.
She was given to changing her mind as to her testamentary dispositions, now benefiting one, now another member of her family.
Lastly, to put all the elements of this affair before you, here is the testamentary letter itself, superscrived by the own hand of our departed brother.
Mortimer replies, that by special testamentary clause it would then go to the old servant above mentioned, passing over and excluding the son; also, that if the son had not been living, the same old servant would have been sole residuary legatee.
But if he had really shown her any testamentary tenderness, it would be affecting to think of him, poor man, when he was gone; and even his foolish fuss about the flowers and garden-stuff, and his insistence on the subject of snails, would be touching when it was once fairly at an end.
I have had the honour and pleasure, Sir, of being concerned against you in some little testamentary matters.